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Care Technology DPS - 895

Care Technology DPS framework

YPO’s Care Technology Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) has been established to give YPO’s customers the ability to procure care-related technology easily and compliantly. Using the DPS, customers have greater choice, flexibility and access to innovation in Care Technology products and services, as well as improved access to this market. New suppliers can be added to the DPS at any time.

There is no pre-defined specification; each customer has the abiloty to specify their own requirements and can invite suppliers to bid from relevant service categories; this helps to ensure that the customers have access to the latest innovation to meet their needs.

The DPS has been developed in association with the TEC Services Association and TEC Quality, and is hosted by adam HTT Limited on their innovative DPS system called called SProc.Net. This provides customers with an easy-to-use online portal to undertake their own procurements using the DPS; ensuring that the customer retains control over their own call-off’s. Both technical and procurement support is also available to customers if needed.

How do customers use the framework?

The first step to using the DPS is to complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). The NDA confirms that that any information and/or documents provided will be kept confidential by the customer. Please see the documents tab above to download the NDA.

The NDA should be completed and returned to the Social Care Team at YPO, by email to [email protected]

 

How can suppliers join the framework?

The process is open to any new suppliers who wish to join. The process is quick and simple! 

To start your application, visit: http://demand.sproc.net/Clients

For more information on being a supplier on the Care Technology DPS please contact the Social Care Team at YPO ([email protected]).

Framework Period: 19 October 2018 - 18 October 2022
Extension Opportunities: None.
OJEU Framework Notice: 2018-160162
OJEU Award Notice: 2017/S 181-370978
Geographic Coverage: National

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The DPS is divided into five broad Service Categories; below is a summary of the types of products and services included in each category:

Care Related Activity Detection, Monitoring and Prevention Products and Services
• Activity monitoring
• Call monitoring services
• Home automation / environmental control systems
• Location tracking and monitoring
• Mobile response services
• Prevention and detection of falls
• Prompts and reminders
• Safety in the home (detection of smoke/fire, flood, temperature etc)
• Seizure monitoring
• Vital signs monitoring
• Wearables
• Other 

Technology Enabled Reablement and Rehabilitation Products and Services
• Prosthetics
• Robotics
• Sensory and immersive rooms
• Smart products
• Virtual and mixed reality
• Wheelchairs and mobility
• Other

Care Related Information and Communication Products and Software
• Health and care related apps
• Healthcare kiosks
• Learning materials and curriculum aids
• Remote video consultation
• Screen readers and communication programs
• Specialist keyboards and pointing devices
• Other

Care Related Software
• Call monitoring centre software
• Case management software
• Data and trend analysis software
• Monitoring and rostering of care delivery / staff software
• Outcome measurement software
• Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
• Support planning software
• Other

Technology Enabled Care Related Professional Services
• Care related data and trend analysis services
• Technology enabled care consultancy
• Technology enabled care training and education
• Other



  • Pre-qualified suppliers/providers – the suppliers/providers appointed onto the DPS are ‘pre-qualified’ as to their general suitability.

  • Easy to apply – the DPS is easy for providers to join, and those not meeting the minimum standard for admittance can resubmit their application.  Feedback is also provided on reasons for non-admittance to support supplier development.

  • Support for SME’s – a DPS is especially suitable for SME’s as it provides an opportunity to join the DPS with little upfront investment in terms of time.

  • Reduced timescales – customers don’t need to run a full OJEU procurement if procuring via the DPS  

  • Flexibility - to respond to changes in the market and the ability to continually add new suppliers/providers. 

  • Pre-defined terms and conditions – when awarding contracts, customers use YPO’s call-off terms and conditions which have been established specifically for this DPS and have been previewed by eligible suppliers/providers. 
     
  • Increased competition – all suppliers/providers within the service category have an opportunity to bid for the contract, therefore increasing competition.

  • Value for money – YPO’s Care Technology DPS provides value for money due to reduced procurement costs, increased competition and reduced admin time through the provision of an end-to-end process.

  • Social Value - suppliers using the DPS will have access to the YPO Supplier Engagement Tool to help demonstrate social value and sustainabile practices.  Customers using the DPS can also use the pre-set social value question on the DPS to help include social value within their procurements.

Blogs:

  • Benefits of care technology for social care
    In the same way that online shopping has transformed our retail habits and made our lives simpler, technology can, and is, having a similar effect in social care. It’s not about replacing a carer with a piece of technology; no one would choose that. Care technology is about making care services more efficient and designing services to better meet service user needs.

  • Commissioning: Benefits of Market Engagement
    Effective commissioning of health and social care services starts with having a sound understanding of the needs of service users, the outcomes you’re trying to achieve or the gap you’re trying to fill.


The DPS is open to any new suppliers who wish to join.  The process is quick and simple!

 

To start your application, visit: http://demand.sproc.net/ClientDetails.

 

For more information on being a supplier on the Care Technology DPS please contact the Social Care Team at YPO, or email Adam directly at [email protected] 

 

Here are eight great benefits for suppliers in joining YPO's Care Technology DPS:
  • Easy and quick application process – the application process is quick and easy; taking about 20 minutes.  The application process is all done online and asks questions about the organisation.

  • Supports small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – with basic entry criteria, the Care Technology DPS is extremely beneficial for SME’s with little or no experience in tendering for work in the public sector.

  • Always open – unlike a traditional framework, the Care Technology DPS is open for new suppliers to join throughout the term of the DPS.  This makes it particularly suited to the technology market where there is a high level of innovation and new entrants into the market.

  • Easy bidding process – bidding for contracts is easy.  Suppliers are invited to bid for contracts within their service category and the process is much easier and quicker than a normal tender process.

  • Social Value – suppliers joining the Care Technology DPS will have access to YPO’s dedicated Social Value Supplier Tool.  The tool helps suppliers of all sizes to very quickly assess their social value and sustainable practices and to provide evidence to showcase this to existing and potential customers.

  • Choice of service categories – suppliers can add themselves to one or multiple service categories, so they only receive invitations to bid for contracts they might be interested in; the service category can also be changed at any time.  This makes it very flexible, especially where a supply is diversifying into a different category.

  • Efficient secure cloud based DPS platform – the Care Technology DPS is hosted by adam HTT Limited on their secure cloud-based platform; providing a full end-to-end process, including prompt payment and less admin than other procurement processes.

  • Route to market – the Care Technology DPS has been developed in conjunction with the TEC Service Association (TSA) with a view to creating a route to the public sector market for technology enabled care suppliers